Dinner at Dough, Bristol

Dough is a staple on both Bath and Bristol's pizza scene. What you might not know, is that its bases make it a little bit different to your traditional pizzeria, hence its name. The dough is made in house in the Neapolitan style by specialist artisans from Puglia to make for truly authentic Italian pizza - but there's a twist! Dough has 13 different types of dough to choose from, ranging from a classic sourdough to wheatgrass, hemp and gluten-free purple corn. Aside from the fact that they look super cool and a taste a little bit different, it also means that Dough has pizza for everyone, whatever their dietary requirements ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ•.

We started with a couple of Aperol Spritz' ๐ŸŠ [£8.75]

These were refreshing and the perfect authentic Italian drink to hit off the evening.

Bread Selection ๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿž [£6.50]

This included turmeric, hemp and multi-grain bread and came with olives, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We went for this so that we could try some of the different types of dough on offer. The homemade bread came out warm (yay) and was perfectly toasted.

It was simple, but also delicious to dip into the oil and vinegar. The olives were juicy and went well with our spritz' too! The turmeric was our favourite - it was a cool colour and very aromatic. Although we loved this, we would perhaps recommend avoiding this starter if you're having pizza too as it amounts to quite a lot of dough altogether ๐Ÿ˜….

Cauliflower soufflรฉ [£8.95]

This isn't usually something that we would have gone for but we were recommended it and it was really wonderful! The soufflรฉ came with melted gorgonzola, tomato sauce, crispy onions and parsnips. It was creamy and the onions and parsnips gave it a crunch, while the gorgonzola gave it a very strong and savoury flavour. It was also great to have bread to dip into it and the presentation was great!

Because Dough has such great pizza bases, we both decided to go for a pizza and got another round of drinks: a Peroni ๐Ÿบ [£4.30] and a glass of Pinot Grigio Blush [£5.50 for 175ml].

Pepperoni Calabresi (tomato sauce, mozzarella, Italian pepperoni, peppers, nduja and chillies) on the kamut base ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒถ [£13.95]

We were recommended the kamut base to slightly counteract the spice of the pizza toppings and it was a delicious combination! Kamut, also known as Khorasan wheat or Oriental wheat is an ancient grain that has more protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than modern wheat. The base was soft, doughy but also really light and had a slightly sweet, buttery flavour.

It was perfect for the spicy toppings which definitely gave a kick to the pizza. Nduja is a super spicy, spreadable Italian salami which has become popular in the UK in recent years and was a welcome addition to the pizza. Overall, it was delicious - perfect for meat and chilli lovers and we would highly recommend the Kamut base!

Vegetariana (aubergine, courgette, onion, grilled peppers, rocket, cherry tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes) on the hemp base ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒฟ [£13.95]

We were also recommended the hemp base for this one as it has a lovely nutty flavour. Hemp seed was once coined as an eco hippie ingredient, but it has become increasingly popular in western cuisine as it's full of Omega-3 and Omega-6 as well as essential fatty acids which have lots of health benefits.

The base worked really well with all of the vegetables, and the toppings were very generous! The pizza was bursting with flavour, particularly with the nutty rocket, sharp sundried tomatoes and aromatic onion. The aubergine, courgette and grilled peppers were really soft and well cooked. We would also highly recommend this one for both meat-eaters and veggies!

Moving onto desserts...

Tiramisรน alla Nutella ๐Ÿซ [£5.75]

What an amazing twist on the traditional tiramisรน! It was very sweet, creamy and a big portion. We would definitely recommend it for nutella lovers out there (of which there are many, we're sure) ๐Ÿ˜‰.

Vanilla and chocolate panna cotta with Amaretti biscuits ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿซ [£5.75]

This was really creamy, although we found that the chocolate overpowered the vanilla taste. We didn't mind as we love chocolate, but it's just something to note. We would recommend this to be shared though as the portion is massive. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

๐ŸŒŸ This used to be Aquila which was more of a fine dining, corporate place so it's quite a big venue which we didn't expect. The one in Bath is much smaller and cosier but don't be put off by the corporate setting in Bristol - you can be assured that you will have a very welcoming experience at Dough.

๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป The staff, especially Samuele, are so passionate about food and the different bases that they have which makes Dough so unique.

๐ŸŒฟ Fantastic gluten-free options (lots of the bases are gf and there are a few to choose from). Good vegan options.

๐Ÿ’ฐ ££. Although we think it's a little bit expensive for pizza, everything is made in-house and the bases make it a little bit of a different experience. You can also have a normal base, but one of the more interesting, special ones is an extra £1.

Disclaimer: Bath Eats was invited to Dough Bristol for a complimentary meal in exchange for social media coverage. All opinions expressed herein are our own and have not been influenced by the company and/or its affiliates in any way.